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Olga Maria
Olga María, 45, is a single mother of three children in her care; they attend university and secondary school. She’s noted for being hardworking and responsible with a drive towards personal improvement. In her free time she very much enjoys spending time with her family and she prepares a traditional dish for them like “güirilas con cuajadas” [soft corn cake with cheese or cream]. She strives daily to provide a better future for her children.

Thanks to her spirit and drive to get ahead her economic activity is a stationery shop located at home. She spends about 9 hours daily selling her products. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital to stock her shop with products like notebooks, pencils, copy books, staples, folders, crepe paper, reams of letter and legal size paper, erasers, books, stories, file clips, etc. so that in the not too distant future she can earn higher income.

Olga María is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide for people of scarce resources and for poor countries like Nicaragua so that ways of earning a living with dignity are possible.
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Olga María de 45 años de edad, madre soltera con tres hijos que están bajo su responsabilidad, estudia en la Universidad y en secundaria. Ella se caracteriza por ser trabajadora, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. En sus ratos libre le gusta mucho disfrutar en familia les prepara platos típico de la región como “güirilas con cuajadas” ella lucha día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracia a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica una librería ubicada en su casa de habitación. Actividad a la que dedica unas 9 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su librería con productos como: cuadernos, lapiceros, libretas, grapas, folder, papel crepe, remas de carta, legal, borradores, libros, cuentos, broches de archivo entre otros. Para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Olga María agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Additional Information

Fundación Leon 2000

This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).


About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,818,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Olga Maria to buy stock merchandise for her stationery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013